If you haven't read it already, click here for our story on the results of a new Field Poll on local and state government pensions (and click here for a graphic that outlines a few of the polls highlights). The punchline? A majority of California voters think that current retirement benefits are about right or not good enough for current employees, but they don't think new hires should get the same deal.
Other stories that we've read this morning and put into The State Worker's "Recommended Links" list:
The editorial board of the New York Daily News calls for state lawmakers to make deep budget cuts, "Lest Albany become Sacramento on the Hudson, complete with IOUs and worker furloughs." Ouch.
States are just gearing up their budget machinery, and already there's talk of employee layoffs in Maryland and Iowa ...